Idea Exchange: March 25th – March 29th

Monday, March 25th:

We talked about the LOCAL DISH program coming up on Thursday of this week. David Geschke, of Waupun, will be my first author interview on our local video show. Bill Leisses will be in with great Grilled Cheese Sandwich ideas for you to try. We also talked about waffles, my whole wheat waffle mix recipe, tips to organize your fridge and the most famous homes in each state. Can you guess which one tops the list in Wisconsin? Listen to the audio program to find out. Recipes shared: Maple Pistachio Carrots, Three ways to glaze your ham, Shrimp Newburg, and Hot Chocolate Torte, Whole Wheat Waffle Mix and California Melt.

TODAY: Lobster Newburg, Pecans, Waffles, First Pancake made in 1882

Tuesday, March 26th:


From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.

Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.

We talked about Nougat and the kinds of candy bars that have nougat in them; Robert Frost and some of his famous quotes; rhubarb, natural household cleaners like vinegar, salt, baking soda and lemons. Recipes: Sweet Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin (The Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly Recipe of the Week), Rhubarb Cranberry Roll Ups, and Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake.

TODAY: Nougat, Robert Frost, Make up your own Holiday

Wednesday, March 27th:


Ever wonder why some creatures just make you want to cuddle them? Join us in the science lab to ooh and aah over adorable animals and discover why CUTE is just so darn irresistible!

Those adorable big eyes. Those floppy ears! And that soft velvety fur. Welcome to the soft and squishy science of cute! In this book, we’ll take a look at what actually makes something “cute,” what happens inside our brains when we see something cute, and why we’re biologically hardwired that way. We’ll also explore why some brands, products, and characters have been such sensational hits through the ages.

Get ready for cute overload as we look at lots of awww-dorable images to explore why babies, puppies, and other small fluffy animals with round faces and big eyes are universally adored (and why others are less so).

We talked about Quirky Country Music Song Titles and National “Joe” Day. i also shared my top 10 list of my favorite books from 2018. Recipes shared: Healthy Pasta Primavera.

TODAY: Spanish Paella, Photography, Steam Fire Engine-1841, Quirky country Music Song Titles



Thursday, March 28th:

FEED YOUR ANGEL, David Geschke

Seven years in the making, author David Geschke’s first full length book was completed in its entirety over three weeks in April of 2018. It’s a book about trying to find peace in a life fraught with anxiety and tension. Becoming calm. Taming the ego. Finding ways to let God and love rule your heart. The entire book can be read in one sitting. The messages within are by no means a manual for success, they’re more like walking with a friend and exploring the meaning of life. Plenty of thought provoking moments inside. Dave’s story, and his subsequent thoughts on life, love, happiness, anxiety, and other topics will have you laughing, and crying – but most of all, they will have you thinking. Thinking about what really is and isn’t important in your life, and living from that place that brings you happiness.


WATCH THE SHOW LIVE on DAILYDODGE.COM -video tab. We’ll be talking about Grilled Cheese Month, different kinds of cheeses, the best kind for the best “cheese pull” and will be making a few different kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches (made with more than just cheese!)

TODAY: Something on a Stick, Eskimo Pie, National Black Forest Cake, Children’s picture book, Greatest Show on Earth (Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus)


Friday, March 29th:

We talked about: yesterday’s LOCAL DISH show, Coca-Cola, common tax mistakes, separate words that everyone combines and parts of foods that you might not realize are edible (and good for you, too!). Recipes: Up and Down Biscuits, Apricot Brown Sugar Ham, Easy Tater Tot Casserole, NO Bake Lemnade Cheesecakes, Easy Skillet Snow Peas, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries and Garlic Angel Hair Pasta.

TODAY: Lemon chiffon Cake, cocoa cola invented, Vietnam Vets, Love your children, Mom & Pop business owners, Knights of Columbus Founders Day